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emergency responders today, a new generation of firefighters is joining the ranks in virginia. fairfax county celebrated the 129th graduation yesterday. they graduated to officially become professional firefighters. all have completed training and skills, emergency medicine, and vehicular extraction. the graduation speaker, the secretary of safety. >>> you have a chance to protect yourself from identity theft. it runs from 8:00 to 11:00 this morning at the rockville campus of montgomery college. bring all of your documents you want shredded to parking lot 13 adjacent to the montgomery county school's offices at 8:50 manaqui drive. among the papers being expecteded, papers with staples and paper clips are accepted. and up to five card board boxes. and/or paper bags of personal papers. >>> and still ahead this hour -- an amazing scene of destruction. that's what the investigators are calling the rubble left after this week's massive explosion in california. the latest on what they think caused this deadly blast. >>> and police in one local county are turning your ♪ ♪ [ male announcer
. james madison on the road against 13th-ranked virginia tech. turns in the play of the game, scoring a 77 yard touchdown. dukes shocked the hokies, 21-16. virginia tech follows to 0-2. college park, maryland, freshman danny o'brien threw three touchdowns in the first half. maryland put up 370 yards of offense, crushing oregon state, 62-3. its highest scoring performance in 3r5 years. navy against georgia southern. not much offense in had game. dobbs's one yard touchdown proved to be the difference. 13-7. and in baseball nationals/marlins. espinoza made a diving catch. gets the runner at first. marlins beat the nationals, 4-1. coming up later today here on nbc 4, check out our countdown to kickoff special at noon previewing the big redskins/cowboys game. big day. >>> next up, news 4's reporter's notebo notebook. we'll be back in 15 minutes with the morning's top stories and your sunday forecast. for now here's pat lawson news. >>> good morning. welcome to reporter's notebook. well, with two days to go and two weeks of early voting behind them, the candidates for the push for d.c. mayor are
in virginia for examination. the blast killed 8 people and destroyed numerous homes. a fifth person has been charged with posing as a victim of that pipeline explosion in order to get help. 51-year-old daniel stansbury of los altos has pled not guilty to seven charges including identity theft and falsely claiming aid. prosecutors say he went to a resource center for blast victims used a false name and said he lived in the crestmoor neighborhood. he then allegedly accepted more than $2,000 in gift cards. prosecutors also say he spent nine nights in hilton hotels paid for by pg&e. >>> the off again on again execution is now off again and it will be for some time. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tonight. it would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. but the state supreme court denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state won't be able to execute brown until 2011 because california's supply of lethal injection drugs expires tomorrow. a new supply won't arrive until next year. >>> a bay area mom is
against gay marriage, florida, indiana, michigan, virginia, and utah. >>> well, from lady gaga to the white house don't ask don't tell has been a hot topic. here to break it down is santa clara university law professor. thanks for joining us. a lot on those topics this week senate democrats couldn't get enough votes even though earlier this month a u.s. district judge ruled the policy was unconstitutional what does that ruling mean for the few which are of don't ask don't tell? >> i think we will find out what that means in the next few weeks. judges asked both sides to tell her how broad the injunction should be. it could mean we have one district judge declare that nationwide the policy has to be stopped or we might decide it has a smaller effect only on the people in the suit. >> legally speaking when you say don't ask don't tell is a policy, is it a law? a policy. >> a federal law enacted that says if you are a military personnel you cannot actively discover the sexual orientation of a member and if you are a member of the military you don't have to reveal or shouldn't reve
't want to purchase. when the same lawsuit was filed in virginia, by the attorney general of virginia, ken keusch cuccinelli, that's been on your show, a federal judge in virginia appointed by a democratic president said when the government tried to dismiss the case, you know what, the attorney general of virginia is right, congress has never done this before, she have a -- they have a very strong argument to say it doesn't have this power, i'm not going to dismiss the indicate -- the case. so the passer in florida, a lawsuit, joined by 19 other states, the federal government doesn't reply with an answer, it replies with an appeal to dismiss the lawsuit so, the judge will only dismiss the lawsuit if there's no legal basis for it whatsoever. there is. martha: will it be let's move on to the next step? >> correct. the next step will then be a legal analysis of the history of the commerce clause and whether the constitution was written to give congress this kind of power. for example, suppose the congress declares that the sun causes skin cancer. that would be a reasonable statement to make.
gathered as they have every year in new york, virginia and pennsylvania to honor the 2,752 victims who died. near ground zero, family members read each name of loved ones lost. >> my father. >> reporter: and at times, the public ceremony included personal and emotional tributes. >> we love you and life has not been the same. >> reporter: family members, firefighters and first responders also walked down into the ground zero construction site, carrying photos and laying flowers in the reflecting pool. the day of reflection and remembrance was not overshadowed by the recent controversy over a proposed islamic center near ground zero or threats by a florida pastor to burn copies of the koran if the center was not moved. on the "today" show, pastor terry jones vowed he would not carry out those plans. >> we're not going to go back and do it. it is totally canceled. >> reporter: at the pentagon, president obama alluded to the controversies and emphasized the need for americans to recapture the spirit of unity. >> the highest honor we can pay those we lost indeed, our greatest weapon in this ongo
in november. they gathered around a table at a hardware store in suburban virginia to unveil their 21 page pledge to america. they say they will use this as a guide if they gain a majority of seats in the midterm elections. critics say it's a return to failed economic policies that led to the economic crisis and will do nothing to create jobs or eliminate the deficit. this is a partial list of the republican agenda. to repeal health care reforms, to extend tax cuts for the rich and slash government spending. to end the stimulus program which officially ends on october 8th. and also include a promise to promote traditional marriage and oppose abortion. significant changes to the health care system kick in today after the reform bill was narrowly approved in congress last spring. ktvu has details on what these changes mean to some people here in the bay area. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon. children and people with lifetime illnesses. this program sees dozens of diabetics each day. some are on other forms of insurance. those having private insurance will no longer have a lifetim
to visit to the home district of a virginia congressman today to make some points about the economy and the upcoming election. with that in mind, the president visited the fairfax, virginia home of a family hit home by the economicdown turn. the congressman there is in a tough reelection fight. mr.obama said the stimulus plan helped to stop the economic free fall but admitted there's more work to be done. >>> wall street had global economic news and started a week with a rally. the stocks posted their eighth gain in nine trading days. investors responded to word that china says it's economy remains robust. the dow jones gained 81 points. the nasdaq picked up 43. >>> a new survey of credit scores indicates californians have reduced their credit card debt but at the same time their credit ratings have gone down as well. san francisco base credit karma said today that credit card debt is down 6% for california consumers since the start of the year, but credit scores are down by an average of two points in that same time period. nationally, the average debt on credit card was more than
a business license. >>> president obama made a point to visit to the home district of a virginia congressman today to make some points about the economy and the upcoming election. with that in mind, the president visited the fairfax, virginia home of a family hit home by the economicdown turn. the congressman there is in a tough reelection fight. mr.obama said the stimulus plan helped to stop the economic free fall but admitted there's more work to be done. >>> wall street had global economic news and started a week with a rally. the stocks posted their eighth gain in nine trading days. investors responded to word that china says it's economy remains robust. the dow jones gained 81 points. the nasdaq picked up 43. >>> a new survey of credit scores indicates californians have reduced their credit card debt but at the same time their credit ratings have gone down as well. san francisco base credit karma said today that credit card debt is down 6% for california consumers since the start of the year, but credit scores are down by an average of two points in that same time period. nationally, th
, america speaking out.com and what will raise the curtain today in sterling, virginia, is an outline of an agenda that we'd like to see democrats bring to the floor this week, today. that will focus on getting this economy moving again, getting spending under control. and, yes, it includes rolling back the both the failed economic policies and the broadly rejected government takeover of health care enacted last march. >> one of the things that's talked about in the pledge is about job creation and among the ideas there is a 20% reduction in income tax for small businesses. how is that fundamentally different than all of the small business initiatives that have already been proposed by the obama administration? >> well, what we're really talking about is 20% reduction immediately on the bottom line of every small business owner and family farmer in america. but you're also going to hear republicans today standing out here as i am in front of a small business this sterling, virginia. you're going to hear republicans talk today about congress ought to be acting to make sure there's no t
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about the economy with local families in albuquerque, des moines and richmond, virginia. also getting help from another heavy hitting on the campaign trail. emily schmidt has more. >> at the end of september, politics. feels like november. >> you ought to be there for him on election day. >> heavy hitters are campaigning in races that would have been a cinch in the past. democrat barney frank has been in congress for 30 years but this year republicans are threatening to take back control of the hill. >> when we don't have people trying to make things work and trying to obstruct, we can provide the economy this country deserves. >> before they have a right to be angry, they have a right to be disappointed but they still have to make a choice. a referendum is a choice between two candidates. >> bill clinton stumped in two states this weekend. he hit four states he won in the past. >> it means there's no such thing as a state's state for democrats this year. no such thing as a dark blue state. no such thing as a safe slam dunk election. >> both parties are focussed on the economy and who
of those three pieces of the broken pipe. the pieces are currently in virginia for examination to figure out what happened. the blast killed 8 people and destroyed more than 30 homes. >>> in the bay area a fifth person is now charged with posing as a victim of the pipeline explosion in order to get help. 51-year-old daniel stansbury of los altos pled not guilty to seven charges including identity theft and falsely claiming aid. prosecutors say went to a resource center for blast victims and used a false name. said he lived in the crestmoor neighborhood. he allegedly accepted more than $2,000 in gift cards and prosecutors say he spent nine nights in hilton hotels paid for by pg&e. >>> the on-again, off-again execution is now off again and it will be for some time. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tonight. it would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. but the state supreme court denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for electromagnetics. now the state won't be able to execut
identified. on saturday night 45-year-old virginia mirney was with her husband friend ons patio boat docked in back of her home. hen the friends left her husband says he went to bed leaving her each household loan on the boat. when he woke up sunday morning he found his wife in the water. the sheriff's office says it each household peers the group had been drinking but investigators don't know if that contributed to her death. >>> attorney for the man accused of killing bay area journalist chaunce will be in court. defense attorneys claim intense media coverage prevents the defendants from getting a fair trial in alameda county. >>> 6:35 is the time. let's go back to sal who is following this boat, possibly a person in the water. >> reporter: we have new information. some sort of a boat here that was in trouble. news chopper 2 is showing the pictures of the boat. four people according to coast guard were transported to local hospitals. we don't know the extent of their injuries. this just happened about 20 minutes ago. they got the people off the boat and took them to shore and from there t
-old virginia myrna was with her husband and friends on a boat. her husband said he went to bed leaving her alone on the boat. the sheriff's office says it appears the group had been drinking but investigators don't know if that contributed to her death. >>> today attorney for the man accused of killing bay area journalist chauncey bailey will make their case removing to trial to los angeles. defense attorneys are claiming intense media coverage prevents their clients from getting a fair trial. >>> we're keeping a close eye this morning on muni because of an operator sick out. >> reporter: i've spoken to a couple of different operators about the potential for a sick out. remind me me there's there yard. the buses are generally taken from the top first and the bottom second. it's a little difficult the tell if there's a sick out. it came from a flier circulating among operators earlier this month. it's not exactly scientific survey but only one of the four operators i've been able to speak with this morning said they have seen it. the operators are protesting recent changes to a new fee for
. >> reporter: gop leaders paid a visit to a small business in virginia thursday to roll out their proposal. it calls for cutting $100 billion out of government programs except the military. it would leave bush era tax cuts in place for everyone and would repeal president obama's health care plan replacing it with a smaller version. >> with this pledge, republicans will save the american dream as it drowns in a search red ink. we will not allow the torch of liberty to be mortgaged. >> reporter: as they unveil the plan, republican leaders called on democrats to join them and start work on it right away. but that's unlikely. most democrats made it clear, they reject the "pledge to america." >> if this is implemented, what we are going to see is the infliction of a plague on america. >> reporter: as for voters, polls show the economy and deficit are top concerns. the ones we talked to had their own proposals. >> stop spending more money than we're taking in. >> we need to forget about healthcare and we need to worry about the people that are losing their homes and foreclosure. >> i'd like for
to be executed in the u.s. in five years was put to death tonight in virginia. teresa williams died by lethal injection. witnesses said she looked frightened and nervous as she entered the death chamber. at one point it appeared a corrections officer tried to calm her down. williams was accused of the planning to kill her husband and stepson so she could collect on their life insurance. >>> the attempts to lure five children have taken place in the last week and a half. brentwood police say a man tried to lure children by telling them their parents asked him to walk them to their soccer game. similar incidents have taken place near walnut creek. >> if anyone comes up that you do not know, don't go with them. no matter how convincing they are, do not go with somebody you do not know. >> reporter: police say the cases in different cities appear to be unrelated, all three men reportedly have different descriptions. >>> the pleasanthill bart station is getting a new name. bart directors approved changing it to the pleasanthill the contra costa center bart station. the idea is to better represent
of virginia vargas, james madison, the pink anies of south carolina. charles cokes worth and challs, king of massachusetts, zander hamilton of new york. benjamin franklin and thomas, robert morris of pennsylvania. morris of pennsylvania. and william patterson of new jersey. some of the names we still remember in history of signing the constitution. next telephone call fro charlotte, north carolina. good morning on this constitution day as we ask you whether or not you believe in original meaning or the living document. ivan, democrat's line. caller: let's take the original intent and work with that. because that is where the disagreement is. the reason why there's even a debate is because what is the founding philosophy that governs the constitution is the acquisition of property. the central focus of the constitution is a concern over properties. what makes this such -- what makes or gives this the character of a living document or original intent is the idea of slave enrichment slavery has 10 pro vigs and the most engrossed element of the constitution. they were concerned about establis
this afternoon with a meeting with voters in richmond, virginia. a new field poll shows that in california, a heavily dam state, voters give president obama higher marks than voters nationwide. the field poll shows 53% of likely california voters think the president is doing a good job compared with 45% of all u.s. voters. still, about the same number said the nation is heading in the wrong direction. >>> 7:46. it's almost one year since anthony batts came oakland's new police chief. so how is the city doing and how has the department changed? chief batts is in the studio with us. thanks for being here. >> aappreciate you allowing me to come. it will be a year the end of the -- of october. >> i was with you when you took over in long beach and now you are here. it's been an eventful year, a lot of things have happened. as you size it up, just as a capsule, how would you size up a year in oakland. >> i think oakland is kind of interesting. where i came from there's ebbs and flows. oakland is on all of the time. i think we've improved as an organization. crime is down, the murder rate is dow
. >> the president will wrap up a four state tour this afternoon with a meeting with voters in richmond, virginia. >>> a new field poll shows california voters give president obama higher marks than those across the country. the poll shows 53% of voters think the president is doing a good job, compared to 45% of all u.s. voters. still about the same number says the nation is heading in the wrong direction. >>> former president jimmy carter will stay in the hospital a little longer. a little while ago doctors at a cleveland hospital said he needs additional observation after he spent the night in the hospital. he was rushed there yesterday after he developed an upset stomach during a flight from atlanta to cleveland. he was in cleveland to promote his new book. >> today is the 91st day with no state budget. negotiators say there is still several sticking points to reaching a deal. the governor and legislative leaders cancelled their meeting yesterday. still unresolved issues include a business tax break pushed by republicans, pension reform and school funding. >>> even while the budget embase cont
adventures of virginia to sell seats on it's space vehicle. boeing plans to take astronauts to the international space station by 2015 and to a proposed private space station built by bigolow air space of las vegas. richard branson is expected to be the first to offer regular space tours next year. >>> a milestone tonight, what bp is doing at the scene of that gulf oil spill and what it means. >>> find out what the bay area's tunnel project tops the list released today. >>> the connection between air pollution and heart attacks. we'll explain when we come back. >>> new at 6:00, we're looking into another bay area neighborhood with a high risk pipeline. what some say is getting in the way of preventing a disaster similar to the san bruno explosion. >>> plus -- >> reporter: an francisco restaurant workers call for a massive overhaul in the way they are living. many live in extremely tight quarters in places like this. >>> more details on the accident involving five bay area high school students. and an explanation that might reveal what went wrong. tonight on ktvu channel 2 ne
not guilty monday to murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a virginia man in downtown oakland two months ago. george huggins, 24, and his girlfriend, 33-year-old althea housley, are charged in connection with the death of 45- year-old jinghong kang, who was visiting the bay area for a job interview at google. he was killed at about 11:30 p.m. on july 18 during an apparent robbery as he walked with a friend to his car.oakland police said huggins and housley allegedly took $17 from him during the robbery.huggins and housley, are scheduled to return to alameda county superior court on nov. 1 for a pretrial hearing. >> are rumored sit still for muni would start today and last snow friday. meany says if there is it does start they will be able to take care of it. the union says that there is a flyer it is not sanctioned. they're working on a vandyke tobacco sales at pharmacies. they agreed to send this ordinance to the full board the legislation passed in 08 made this city the first one in the nation to overhaul have it pharmacies from selling tobacco. >> when alcohol alcohol foggy
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, virginia hardware store, republicans unveiled their newest tools. >> it embodies rejection of the notion that we can simply tax, borrow and spend our way to prosperity. >> reporter: their pledge to america to splash spending, repeal president obama's health care plan, vote weekly on cuts and extend the bush tax cuts. >> all we're saying is no tax hikes. first things first. >> reporter: the pledge isn't a new political play. similar to 1994's contract with america that handed newt gingrich and americans a congressal takeover. this year's promise doesn't include many details or any mention of afghanistan or social security and medicare. >> for republicans who say they want to cut government spending, it is ironic they mention those programs. >> their plan would take us back to the bush years, to a stagnant economy. >> reporter: while former president clinton, the man in the white house during 1994, offered democrats this advice. >> i believe they should say, give us two more years to do this, if it doesn't work, throw us out. >> reporter: a choice that will be up to voters soon enough. the
before dinner after returning from virginia. >> it was like 100 degrees then we just got back today and the afternoon we were surprised it was feeling similar to that here. >> i am fine with the heat. it is a lot better than back east. i am okay with it. >> pg&e said it put strain on equipment resulting in power outages in brent wood, walnut creek and san leandro. maureen nail or. >>> the warm weather prompted bay area air quality regulators to have a spare the air day tomorrow. smog and pollution will reach unhealthy levels. >> we've issued spare the air alert to remind people to protect health, car pool, take transit, work from home just try to reduce your time on the road. >> air quality officials say a spare the air day serves two purposes, first lets people know the air is unhealthy and encourages folks to reduce driving and surveys show people do indeed cut back on driving when there is an alert. >>> we already showed you records from today. these are some other high temperatures red dots represent record temperatures but tomorrow inland they will be hotter, 101, 102 maybe mor
lounged on the grass. this couple enjoyed ice cream before dinner after returning from virginia. >> it was like 100 degrees then we just got back today and the afternoon we were surprised it was feeling similar to that here. >> i am fine with the heat. it is a lot better than back east. i am okay with it. >> pg&e said it put strain on equipment resulting in power outages in brent wood, walnut creek and san leandro. maureen nail or. >>> the warm weather prompted bay area air quality regulators to have a spare the air day tomorrow. smog and pollution will reach unhealthy levels. >> we've issued spare the air alert to remind people to protect health, car pool, take transit, work from home just try to reduce your time on the road. >> air quality officials say a spare the air day serves two purposes, first lets people know the air is unhealthy and encourages folks to reduce driving and surveys show people do indeed cut back on driving when there is an alert. >>> we already showed you records from today. these are some other high temperatures red dots represent record temperatures but
a 94 state tour this afternoon with a meeting with voters in richmond, virginia. >>> a new field poll shows in california voters give president obama higher marks than voters nationwide. the poll shows 53% of likely california voters think the president is doing a good job. that compares with about 45% of all u.s. voters. still about the same number said the nation is heading in the wrong direction. >>> well, former president jimmy carter plans to resume his book tour today after an overnight stay in the hospital. the 85-year-old developed an upset stomach yesterday on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. family members say he is doing fine but doctors recommended he be admitted to the hospital as a precaution. mr.carter is promoting his new book called white house dairy. >> 5:14. today is the 91st day with no state budget and negotiators say there is still several sticking points to reaching a deal. the governor and legislative leaders cancelled their meeting yesterday. still unresolved issues include a business tax break pushed by republicans, pension reform and school funding. even
important to her, so when she went to west virginia hunned a young man with aids, she's going back there to see how they feel now. >> okay. >> she's going back to forsythe county, georgia, which was all white when she was there a couple decades ago and used the "n" word with her to her, and now the guy who was so racist at that point, is going to take her around and show her how forsythe county, georgia, has changed. >> what i like about what she's doing, she says she is going to go back and revisit a lot of these places and touch upon the stories but the celebrities, she doesn't want anyone to promote any of their work. she wants them to come and talk about themselves or their experiences. >> she told us she wants to put unlikely celebrities together, so some magic might be created. >> really? >> yes. that's what she's hoping for. >> i know she's not a big fan of surprises but did she say she's -- she will be willing to at least be surprised once or twice this last season? >> she may lift the ban on surprises this year. because the big surprise that made her cry and she was so emb
and retailers were finally in support but plastic bag lobbyists based in virginia have more influence on our state senate than california environmentalists. want to save tax money? stop spending $25 million a year to collect and bury the 19 billion plastic bags that aren't recycled. san francisco in pal alto already planned the plastic tumbelweed. now all local governments should agree on a uniform ban. since our state politicians have dropped the bao us, prote prote protecttheplanet@nbceditorials. com. pull over! looks like we got a runner. pull over! we know you've been charging for bags! we can't stop every plane. we're gonna stop this one. you can fly, but you can't hide. ♪ [ ding ] but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked.
except future. >>reporter: the bankrupt city of virginia la oh, he reported to commit the grand jury report and san francisco is the most will he be rall city in the state with the strongest union will be a bell weather for the rest of california. >> in this particular case if san francisco goes there it's an indication that pension reform is going to happen through the throughout the whole state. >>reporter: i asked the professor how would he rank a pension problem compared with everything else in california is nation. he says at league the next several years it is the biggest problem and he added voters have little sympathy for public pension plans that far exceed the 401(k) in the private plans. in the news ramp, 7 news. >> while on the subject of pension. university of california employees will have to start paying more into their retirement plans and people of this protest are not very happy about it. under the plan passed by the board of regent today employees pay 3 and a half percent of the pay starting next july and then 5 percent the year after that. they currently pay
in virginia and nearly one century. >> and in san quentin, and if that happens it will be the first since 2006, to execute a woman. ♪ >> into orbit at the story. the warming continues to mark-and a were big story, with a slight warming into tomorrow. with temperatures in the upper 90s, and 80 along the bay shore. 70's close to the coast. the heat will peak on monday with triple digits! and low 70's on the coast even though we are in the fall season is going to feel like summer. >> a new report card on the health of san francisco people was just posted. big differences between neighborhoods and ethnic. >> a little bit earlier, we brought you those details that took one year. san francisco on how many people were being born, and nominee vegetables. more startling statistics coming out of this statistic. 800 pedestrians were hurt/killed. and either just walking around the city. and that neighborhoods like chinatown, the financial district, market, civic center and also that the death rate has fallen. for all san francisco thi residency except for africa- americans. and with lack of health care,
of injuries and the cause is still unclear. >>> last night, virginia executed a woman convicted of arranging the killings of her husband and stepson. teresa louis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals for leniency, in part because her defense attorney said she was borderline mentally disabled. >>> the fda has decided to put tight restrictions on avandia because of concerns over heart attack risks. the drug has been completely pulled from the market in europe. >>> entertainer eddie fischer died during the night because of complications from his hip surgery. he sold hundreds of records and was known for his marriages to debby reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress carrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. >>> a small plane crash and burn today during an air show in indonesia critically injured a pilot. hundreds of schoolchildren were among those in the crowd of spectators. >>> gold, meantime, hit yet another high this morning. cnbc's trish regan is at the new york stock exchange. trish, this can't be a good sig
with middle-class voters in fairfax, virginia. >> i'm a massage therapist. >> i've got a crick in my neck right here. >> i bet you do. >> reporter: and there he continued to push the idea that republicans have a stranglehold on a middle-class tax cut and are holding it hostage until it's extended to wealthier americans as well. >> because wages and incomes had flatlined for middle-class families, they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001, 2003. >> reporter: over the weekend house republican leader john boehner essentially gave in, saying he'd go along with continuing those bush tax cuts for middle-class voters even if the cuts for higher wage earners are allowed to expire. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: but leader boehner realized he was out on a limb all by himself. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said senate republicans are united against any tax increase. >> only in washington could someone propose a tax hike as an antidote to a recession. and this is no small
sheriff's office says on saturday night, 45-year-old virginia merney was with her husband and friends on a patio boat docked behind her home. her husband said he went to bed leaving her alone on the boat. he said when he woke up sunday morning, he found his wife in the water. the sheriff's office says it appears they were drinking but they don't know if that contributed to the death yet. mixed news for oakland school districts, it's the most improved largest district in california. >>> and a routine police activity ends up breaking up a large i.d. theft ring in the north bay. they can make all the difference for the child who finally solved that math problem... for the student who always dreamed about college... or the debate club that won state. they are teachers and school professionals providing our children the individual attention that means results... working with parents as partners to improve learning... building stronger public schools for all of us. the california teachers association-- giving every child the opportunity to succeed. >>> taking a live look at the board on wal
was killed when a tree fell on her car. >>> and in ohio and west virginia, powerful line of thunderstorms tore through some buildings and may have spawned some twisters there as well. no serious injuries however are reported in either of those two states. >>> after the worst oil leak in u.s. history, that well could be capped for good. the final step will now be to pour mud and cement in it to make the final seal. >>> a fight broke out between police and suspected drug traffickers right in the middle of a crowded mall. >>> take a look another this, rome's famous coliseum on fire. don't worry, it's not real, as you can probably tell, it's virtual, two artists did it to raise awareness about the fragility of rome's monuments. >> by the way, sunday is talk like a pirate day. sunday has to be drink like a pirate day. let's get a check of the weather from stephanie abrams. >> two girls who got caught in the storm on a boat on the hudson. what was it like? >> it was so crazy. >> i'm pregnant. >> so much improved hved here i northeast as we head through the weekend. how about chicago, our pick c
of the people effected. >>> today the virginia board of supervisors is expected to pass today the san francisco board of supervisors is expected to pass >> supporters of the alcohol tag held a protest in front of the wine store where newsom used to be a co-owner. critics say because of that he should stay out of the alcohol tax debate but newsom says there's no conflict of interest because he's divested all of his wine store properties in san francisco. >>> time now 8:06. sal they need your help this morning. >> well, today is the second day of that new express lane and a lot of people have been e- mailing me and tweeting me about that with their opinions and their comments and suggestions for improvement. i want to show you the maps because i circled the road sensors here on 680 southbound. you can see still very, very slow and some of the other freeways are slow as well. it's one of those things will some people have been humorous about their tweets that they've sent but a lot of slow traffic out there. still some adjustment period for that new express lane. if you look over to the left the
arrested following tips phoned in by the community. back in july the murder of virginia man in town applying for jobs accurate google. oakland police arrested these two suspects following this video been released to the public. as for why people are more certain of how police one cop told me because people here are fed up with all the crime in the city. in oakland kron 4 news. >> kron 4 when inside opd is homicide division and heard from a detective who said she is definitely see more kids coming in from the community. >> in the last year i've had tried a few cases we've seen big change in the community wanting to stop crime what in the vilest and so they're willing to put themselves out there more than the use do and it's their community and its their kids, their fathers and daughters that are being killed so they're willing to step forward. in fact, many of the tips we get are from those loved ones who are pushing the community and their friends to have the courage to come forward. the tips started off the get the rumors flying in the we get the information it leads us to the witn
tips. in july the murder of a virginia man applying for jobs in google. these two were arrested following this video been released to the public. as for why they are what more willing to help one cop told me people here are fed up with all the crime in the city. >> i would say in the last year. we've seen a big change in the community morning crime to stop. so they are willing to put themselves out there more than they used to. it's their community their kids, their fathers, their daughters being killed so the one step forward. in fact many tax tips are from those loved ones pushing community and of one's to have to come forward. they get rumors flying and then we get information. believe this to the witnesses and helps us all cases scared >> kron 4 news. >> decision 2010 news of field poll shows a majority of likely voters support the bill to legalize recreational marijuana used. 42 percent oppose it 9 percent undecided. luscious >> as you walk into the next big addition room attendees that the cannabis and have expos in the usual items appeared to grow pot and to smoke it. tuc
down into kentucky and west virginia, tennessee as well. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening . >>> and looking live at san bruno, you can see the haze hanging over the fire site there. firefighters have been watching the weather conditions hoping the winds wouldn't kick up. that will happen right about now, we expect the winds to pick up. the strongest winds around 11:00 this morning. temperatures around average for them. here is the air quality forecast, we suspect that could change because of the fire and smoke drifting across the bay area. by noontime, temperatures around 70s. and by 4:00, 80 or so. >>> all right, al, thanks. coming up, is he getting away with murder? questions swirling around the former "survivor" producer suspected of the death of his wife in mexico. and also, why this case has dragged on so long. first, this is "today" on nbc. advantage topical solution treats dogs... ( barking ) but destroys fleas. so ask your veterinarian for advantage, the flea specialist for gentle, but effective, flea control. as governor, he cut waste got
of virginia is the house minority whip. kevin mccarthy of california is deputy whip, and paul ryan of wisconsin is the ranking member on the house budget committee, and together they have written a new book "the young guns, a new generation of conservative leaders." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> before i get to the belle book, i want to talk about the delaware primary. kelly just pointed on social issues that may not sit well with swing voters. castle has said if o'donnell wins today, this primary, then the republicans will lose the seat in november. eric, do you agree with that? >> meredith, what's going on now across the country is obviously people are very upset with washington. they're tired of politicians who make promise that is they just can't keep. so we are seeing across the country some very active primaries. you know, what we have done here is we have gotten together a couple of years ago and we put together an effort inç search candidates who could actually respond to that very issue. >> do you agree with castle that if o'donnell wins that, in fact,
. in april 2007, investigators uncovered an illegal dog-fighting operation on the virginia farm of nfl superstar quarterback michael vick. >> and i have to pate consequences for it. >> reporter: he pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and served 19 months in a federal prison and became a lightning rod for critics. but few paid attention to the 51 pit bulls taken from vick's farm. their fate seemed sealed. >> we had been told these were the most dangerous aggressive dogs in america. >> but donna reynolds, who specializes in rescuing and rehabilitating pit bulls was on a panel of animal experts that found that the dogs were not aggressive towards people. the panel believed these dogs should get a chance to live. >> once we met the dogs, we knew that we had a lot of work to do because so many were shut down around people, scared to death. >> reporter: this is uba. in 2007, headlines branded him menacing. and this is uba today. >> he can wave. wave. there you go! >> reporter: meet frodo. >> your buddies. >> reporter: and johnny. >> what's this? >> when the 51 dogs were first evaluated, hopes f
of the house, republan congressma eric cantor of virginia is the house minority whip, kevin mccar ty, the deputy whip, and the ranking member of the house and budget committee. together, they have written a new book, "young guns -- a new generation of conservative leaders." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> before i get to the book, i want to talk about the primary. mike castle, the moderate versus christine o'donnell, the tea party candidate whose views as kelly pointed out on social issues may not sit well with swing voters. the republicans may lose the se in november. eric, do you agree with that? >> meredith, what's going on now across the country, obviously people are upset with washington. they're tired of politicians that make proses they jt can't keep. what we're seeing across the country some active primaries. and, you know, what we have done here is we've gotten together a couple of years ago and we put together an effort in search of candidates who could actually respond to that very issue. >> do you agree with castle? if o'donnell wins and in fact the republ
do tuesday's primary results mean for democrats? former virginia governor tim kaine is the chairman of the democratic national committee. governor kaine, good morning to you. >> good to be with you, meredith. >> good to have you here. christine o'donnell wins in delaware and it is the democrats who are grinning ear to ear, in part because so many analysts say she cannot win a general election. what does her win mean for the democratic party? >> i think that's part of it. that we have a chance to win a race that was going to be extremely difficult for us to win, and now we feel like we have a super chance to win with chris coons. the other thing i think it shows is the deep civil war that's going on in the republican party. i think the message is, moderates aren't welcome. moderates keep out. mike castle, a classic moderate republican who had been governor and a nine-term congressman rejected, that means the moderate and independent voters are going to have to look really hard -- >> or it shows that you are underestimating the tea party and tea party candidates? >> well, we're going
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